I don’t know about you, but I love(d) eggnog. I never really paid attention to the calories or fat in this delicious holiday drink though. When I became a little bit more health conscious I had to step away from my favorite holiday drink because it just didn’t fit into my “I can make that work” factor. (FYI: I am a person who doesn’t really like to drink their calories, but I know everyone is different.)
Christmas cookies and eggnog were always something I enjoyed on Christmas Eve but it’s just something I couldn’t do anymore. I may not feel like I can have a Christmas cookie, but I wanted to find a way to have some “eggnog” so this is what I came up with.
1 package of sugar free vanilla or white chocolate instant pudding
8 cups of skim milk (or you can use almond milk because you’re not really looking for the pudding to set)
1/4 cup of Stevia (or other sweetner that you want)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Mix all the ingredients together and let the mixture chill for at least an hour in the fridge. Drink up! It really does taste like eggnog without the eggs and heaviness of the original. It’s all about finding ways to make things work for you. And if you’re an alcohol in the eggnog person, go ahead and drop it in. I’ll be eating my graham crackers with my eggnog. I’ll attempt to make my own this weekend and if they turn out right, I’ll post it on the blog!
Willie and I are supposed to be making Christmas cookies for friends and co-workers this weekend, but I’m not sure if that is going to happen now. Willie is feeling a bit under the weather. I hope he starts to feel better soon because I know we were very excited about spending the weekend baking all those things we can’t eat!
Do you like eggnog?